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In March, a mom tracked down the Chicago chief of police to tell him she witnessed her daughter’s sexual assault on Facebook Live.
“Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen people hurting themselves and others on Facebook — either live or in video posted later,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
He wrote that the company will add 3,000 people to its community operations team, which reviews videos reported by Facebook users.
“These reviewers will also help us get better at removing things we don’t allow on Facebook like hate speech and child exploitation,” Zuckerberg wrote.
That was also caught on Facebook Live.
Facebook to add 3,000 workers to catch and remove streaming violence
Facebook Live, a service that allows any user to broadcast live, has been marred since its launch last year by instances of people streaming violence.
The 3,000 workers will be new positions and will monitor all Facebook content, not just live videos, the company said.
Last week, a father in Thailand broadcast himself killing his daughter on Facebook Live, police said.
However, Facebook still relies largely on its users to report problematic material.
Facebook is due to report quarterly revenue and earnings later on Wednesday after markets close in New York.
Facebook to add 3,000 to team reviewing posts with hate speech
“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post earlier today.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook said that this would be in addition to the 4,500 people already working in this capacity.
What is not clear is whether these are full-time employees or contractors, and how screeners will, in effect, be screened.
As these become available they should help make our community safer,” Zuckerberg wrote.
To date, the company has put more emphasis on building algorithms and mechanisms for people to report on friends or even themselves if they are concerned.